A: Great question! Most jobs can be safe if you are prepared and know your rights. Note that some jobs are inherently riskier than others.
You have rights! The Ontario Health and Safety Act prohibits employers from penalizing workers in reprisal for obeying the law or exercising their rights. You can find more information...
A: In Ontario, you can call the Ministry of Labour’s Health and Safety Contact Centre, 24/7, at 1-877-202-0008 to report workplace health and safety incidents, critical injuries, fatalities, work refusal or unsafe work practices.
A: As a worker, you have three rights: the right to know, the right to participate and the right to refuse work.
A: You have the right to refuse work if you believe it is dangerous—make sure you follow proper procedures when you exercise that right. Check out the full procedure at http://www.labour.gov.on.ca/english/hs/pubs/liveperformance/gl_live_refuse.php
A: You have the right to participate in the health and safety at your workplace- start by speaking up around unsafe workplace conditions and practices, as well as asking to join the health and safety committee as a representative. Join up and further #safe4life!